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Category: New Discoveries

Ingredient Of The Day: Seckel Pear

November 18, 2019

The Seckel Pear, aka Sugar Pear, is a small-dense pear with a sweet-slightly spicy flavor and a creamy-crunchy-juicy texture. They are used for out-of-hand eating and salad or in desserts such as buckle, cobbler, crisp, galette and pie and can also be cooked for jam, chutney, and compote.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Yuzu

November 16, 2019

Yuzu, aka Japanese Citron, is a very prized citrus from Japan. It has an acidic-tart-floral flavor and has little to no juice and is used mostly for the zest. Usually it is made into an oil first before flavoring dishes such as vinaigrette, Aïoli, syrup, candy and cocktails.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Florida Avocado

November 15, 2019

Florida Avocado is a milder avocado with a bright green, delicate and smooth shell. The flesh is less creamy and oily than other avocados and they have a mild-earthy-grassy-nutty flavor. Use in salad, for sandwiches and hamburgers, sushi, and Guacamole.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Hubbard Squash

November 14, 2019

The Hubbard Squash looks similar to Pumpkin and is in season during autumn/winter and has a mild flavor. Use it for a soup, stew, or vegetable side dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Hoja Santa Leaf

November 13, 2019

Hoja Santa Leaf, aka Eared Pepper, Mexican Pepperleaf, Root Beer Plant, Sacred Pepper and Yerba Santa Leaf, is a large leaf that can be used as an herb, leaf vegetable or edible wrap. It has an anise-minty-peppery-slightly sweet flavor and is used in Mexican dishes like Mole, Pozole and Tamales and can also be used …

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Ingredient Of The Day: Choy Sum

November 12, 2019

Choy Sum, aka Chinese Flowering Cabbage and Pak Choy, is a braising green with a grassy-vegetal- slightly sweet- slightly bitter flavor. It can be used raw in salad but it is best when cooked for a stir-fry or vegetable side dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Lily Bulb

November 11, 2019

The Lily Bulb is considered a delicacy and they have delicate petals that have a unique very sweet flavor and crisp texture. They can be used raw as a garnish or in salads, or cooked in a stir-fry or puréed in a soup. The closest substitute would be Water Chestnut or Jícama.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Kaffir Lime

November 10, 2019

Kaffir Lime is a citrus fruit that is known more for the leaves because the fruit doesn’t have much juice. You can use the lime zest for flavoring dishes and the pulp for mixing into cocktails. The specialty citrus has an aromatic-tart-slightly bitter flavor.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Salanova Lettuce

November 9, 2019

Salanova Lettuce is a tender lettuce that is used mostly for salad. It can be found as Green Salanova Lettuce and Red Salanova Lettuce and it has a mild-vegetal flavor and a crisp-crunchy texture. It is similar to a Little Gem Lettuce and Butterhead Lettuce.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Manzanita Bolete Mushroom

November 8, 2019

The Manzanita Bolete Mushroom is similar to the Porcini Mushroom with an earthy-slightly sweet flavor. Braise, roast or sauté and use for a pasta dish, Risotto, soup and stew.…

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